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Poster: Hg80 Date: Nov 2, 2011 5:59am
Forum: feature_films Subject: "Tol'able David"

Does anyone have a copy of Henry King's "Tol'able David" [1921] to upload?

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Poster: skybandit Date: Nov 2, 2011 5:11pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: 'Tol'able David'

Somebody watched "The Tingler" last night.
Besides me, I mean.

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Poster: Hg80 Date: Nov 2, 2011 5:14pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: 'Tol'able David'

No, I didn't, but you are correct in that it was the featured film at the theater. I am just trying to collect many films that impressed me many years ago and "Tol'able David" was one of them.

As for "The Tingler" it is one of William Castle's better films that ran on the heels of his "House on Haunted Hill" and was the last film that Vincent Price did for Castle.

The insertion of "Tol'able David" may have not been coincidental.

Roderick Heath [Edinburgh Film Guild] wrote...

"Most delightful, although a little fudged in the pay-off, is the great touch of having the Tingler escape into the theatre, tickling the shins of viewers engrossed in the 1921 Henry King film Tol’able David, a scene that plays as meta without any self-consciousness, much like the similar sequence in The Blob (1958), but with an added dimension of delighted movie buff indulgence of a kind that was still relatively rare in cinema at the time. Even the choice of silent movies accords neatly with Evelyn’s disability and denies the handy pleasure that The Tingler indulges: the healing power of good noisy scream."

I understand that "Tol'able David" has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry which means that it is probably in public domain and can be uploaded.

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Poster: Phil_ Date: Nov 3, 2011 6:37pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: 'Tol'able David'

I do, but it has a soundtrack by Robert Israel, so it is probably not PD. My copy also has an interesting interview with Henry King added after the credits. I can resample it without the interview and sound, with no musical accompaniment.

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Poster: Hg80 Date: Nov 3, 2011 6:45pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: 'Tol'able David'

That would be acceptable even though the interview would be interesting. Might want to upload the interview at Google Video as a separate entity. Otherwise a pure silent film would be fine. Thanks.